Kent
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

1. Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

You’ll depart from London in the morning on a drive to Leeds Castle, the former royal residence of 6 of England's medieval queens. The palace was transformed by Henry VIII, and became a retreat for the rich and powerful. Begin with a private viewing prior to the castle opening to the public. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards, and the banqueting hall. Afterwards, you’ll see the grounds that are home to wildfowl, black swans, and birds in the aviary. Next on your full-day tour is a scenic drive along the old coastal road to the famous white cliffs of Dover. Admire the historic port and its magnificent 12th-century castle. On a clear day there are views of France across the English Channel. After your Dover visit, experience the ancient city of Canterbury, the center of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Tour its greatest treasure, the Canterbury Cathedral, probably best known as the site of the brutal murder of Thomas Becket in 1170. After touring the cathedral you’ll have free time to explore Canterbury. Take a walking tour through Greenwich, which boasts exquisite parks and gardens. See the famous Cutty Sark, the fastest sailing ship of its time. As evening approaches, you’ll enjoy an exclusive Thames River cruise. Cruise back to the center of London, sailing past historic sites, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament.

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From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

2. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

Meet your friendly and local driver-guide at the Brighton pick-up point. This ancient landscape is characterized by the rolling chalk hills, created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at the eerily named Devil's Dyke with views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created and see the unique Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Head to Middle Farm, a traditional Sussex farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years, offering the largest selection of Sussex produce in its farm shop. Stop for 30 minutes to have a good look around and grab a snack. Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs, passing through old country lanes to see the mysterious and ancient Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs. Walk to the top of England's highest chalk cliff, measuring 530 feet. Stop at Seaford Head for the iconic view of The Seven Sisters.  Before returning to Brighton, stop in the village of Rottingdean. Stroll through the gardens of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, before transferring back to the city center, arriving back in Brighton at 5:00 PM.

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Canterbury Cathedral and the Famous Tales Private Tour

3. Canterbury Cathedral and the Famous Tales Private Tour

Travel by car through the lovely Kent countryside along the route pilgrims followed for centuries to Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church for the Anglican faithful around the world. On this 6-hour private tour you’ll visit both the Cathedral and the city. Enter through the imposing front gates and marvel at the magnificence of Canterbury Cathedral both inside and out. Explore the interior and see the many memorials and dedications, and the chapels that offer opportunity for silent prayer and meditation. You may want to light a candle for a loved one before visiting the spot where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered by the king’s knights – an act that contributed to his eventual sainthood. There will be time to explore the city’s winding lanes and to admire its many fine buildings as well.

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From Brighton: Leeds Castle & Canterbury Full-Day Trip

4. From Brighton: Leeds Castle & Canterbury Full-Day Trip

Meet your professional guide in central Brighton and first travel to Leeds Castle. Discover the castle which was once the home of King Henry VIII, and is sometimes called "the loveliest castle in the world". Take a guided walk through the stunning gardens, visit the maze and grotto, and see the majestic hawks and eagles in the aviary. Kids can explore Knights Stronghold playground and adventure golf onsite. Next, visit the medieval town of Canterbury, a historic pilgrimage site. Take a guided tour of The Westgate and The River Stour, concluding at Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Roman and medieval history of the city and associated famous people. Your guide will advise you with regards to visiting the Cathedral and other places of interest during your free time in the town. After some free time to explore, hop back on the bus for the return journey to Brighton.

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What people are saying about Kent

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Lawrence was our guide for the day Monday 6th September 2021. It was a well organised tour, we had an unexpected heatwave and Lawrence had kindly cooler boxed up some bottles of water and was offering them out along with rushing back to the bus before us to turn the aircon on to cool the bus down which wass very consider and thoughtful. You were given adequate time at each view point to wander a little which was perfect as it didn't feel rushed at all. There was hand sanitiser in the van and Lawrence kept his mask on whilst inside so if you are worries in regards to Covid, I think they made you feel safe. Laurence was full of knowledge and was able to make us giggle. Would definitely recommend this tour. Oh and the cafe where you stop does have a vegan option if that is a concern for anybody and they sold vegan magnums at the other cafe where you stop off too. Thankyou so much for a lovely tour in a very scenic area. I was dropped near to where I was staying too. No complaints at all.

Lawrence was informative, jovial, engaging, and adept at answering questions. With COVID measures, he had sanitizer, masks, reported he cleaned the van before/after the tour, and made people feel reassured on the tour. The sites we saw would not have come up in a guide book and the facts and information he provided made the experience that much better. I learned so much about the area! I would recommend this tour to others!

The trip was amazingly informative. Lawrence provided a lot of information regarding the history of the region, and his amazing sense of humour was a great bonus! The views were stunning. We’ve seen the Three Sisters from different looking points, the best being the Hope Gap (not many tourists know about it). The van was cleaned and sanitised, which made the trip safe and pleasant.

Well worth the money. The guide was amazing and the journey beautiful. I’d give it a 10/10.

Great experience the tour guide Lawrence was awesome